A Sooner abroad

Michelle Velasco



The University of Oklahoma engineering program is recognized nationally, but recently word of the program extended internationally, and Oklahoma receives more international students ready to participate in the engineering program at OU every semester.

This fall semester, OU is seeing the participation of international students from all around the world.

“I heard a lot of things about the engineering reputation here in Oklahoma, “said Jamie Anderson, aerospace engineering major from England. “Since it is a requirement for degree to study abroad. I thought coming here was great opportunity, and of course I wanted to see the Sooners.”

The idea of the American college experience is appealing for those coming from other countries, but many students experience culture throughout the semester.

“We don’t have quizzes and exams in Germany; here is more of a constant learning,” said Lukas Kranz, automotive engineering student from Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany. “However, books are really expensive and at home, we get all our materials for free.”

For these students, studying at The University of Oklahoma is one of the best ways to prepare for their futures.

“I feel the resources here at OU are really similar to back home, however, the classes’ content here is wider, so for me to study here and bring it back home is quite a big deal, “Anderson said.

“I will have a lot more knowledge engineering wise than other students that haven’t study abroad yet.”